A cancer immunotherapy research project has been in development at Seton Hall. This innovative research has led to a federally funded grant awarded by the National Institute of Health (NIH) under the umbrella of the National Cancer Institute. This grant awarded $100,000 over a two-year time span. The money for this research is given to cover direct costs related to research and personnel. Research for the project is in partnership with Hackensack University Medical Center, with whom Seton Hall is launching its medical school with in fall 2018. The project team consists of three principal investigators: Sabatino, Constantine Bitsaktsis, associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences with an expertise in immunology, and Robert Korngold, Ph.D., research chair at John Theurer Cancer Center.